Only one of three incumbents survived the Tuesday primary after County Councilmen Michael Peroutka, R-Millersville, and Pete Smith, D-Severn, were defeated. This guarantees six of the seven County Council seats will be held by new candidates after November’s general election.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sarah Lacey had about 56 percent of the vote to Smith’s 44 percent in the District 1 race. This did not include absentee and provisional ballots.
“I respect Pete greatly, and I respect the service he has given to District 1 and will continue to give to District 1 through the end of his term,” Lacey said. “I had to work really hard for this result and I’m stunned and deeply humbled and honored.”
Lacey will face Kimberly McCoy Burns in the general.
Republican candidate Amanda Fiedler had 53 percent of the vote to Peroutka’s 47 percent in the District 5 race.
Peroutka was a controversial candidate who was asked by some residents to resign because of his previous relationship with The League of the South and support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct with multiple women including two who were under 18. Moore denied the accusations.
Fiedler will face Dawn Gough Myers in the general election.
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Here is a breakdown of the other Council races and who will face whom in the general election. Victors were decided in races with large leads.
This does not include absentee and provisional ballots.
District 2: Democrat Allison Pickard defeated Candy L. Fontz with about 65 percent of the vote. The winner faces Republican Tom Gardner in the general election. Gardner was unopposed.
District 3: Republican Nathan Volke defeated Dana Smallwood-Friia with about 79 percent of the vote. Volke faces Democrat Debbie Ritchie in the general election. Ritchie was unopposed.
District 4: Republican Torrey Snow will face Democrat Andrew Pruski in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed. Pruski is the only incumbent of three of make it through the primary.
District 6: Democrat Lisa Brannigan Rodvien led with about 51 percent of the vote to Scott MacMullan’s 49 percent. The winner will face Republican Michael Christman in the general election. Christman was unopposed.
District 7: Republican Jessica Haire defeated Jonathan Boniface with about 52 percent of the vote. Haire faces Democrat James Kitchin in the general election. Kitchin was unopposed.